I’m still reading through Stormie Omartian’s Power of a Praying Wife. In fact, I just started my fourth reading of it. I’m still discovering new jewels every time I pick it up. Today’s lesson was no different. Here’s my favorite…

“(God’s power) is a gentle tool of restoration appropriated through the prayers of someone who longs to do right more than be right, and to give life more than get even.”

In how many situations would it be more godly (albeit not socially desirable) to speak a word of healing instead of a word of frustration!?! Frustration and anger come from the flesh, while healing and restoration come from our spirit, which has been remade to reflect the Spirit of God. How often do we pick up the mantle of self-righteousness instead of the humility it requires to allow love to cover over an offense?

Can we just die to self today, and pick up the cross of Christ? I encourage you to do that today. And everyday after that.

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